(CMR) The Osceola County Sheriff's Office in Florida is investigating the disappearance of seven Haitians who were in the US to participate in a soccer competition at the 2022 Special Olympics Games.
Six of the athletes went missing early last week, and the seventh person went missing days later. Police report that six Haitians, ages 18-32, disappeared last week after turning in their room keys and leaving behind their personal items. Police said at the time they did not suspect foul play.
Oriol Jean (18), Anderson Petit-Frère (18), Peter Mianovich Berlus (19), Nicholson Fontilus (20), Steevenson Jacquet (24), and Antione Joseph Mithon (32) all disappeared on June 6.
The police said the six were last seen at around 2:30 PM in Kissimmee. All of them, police say, turned in their hotel room keys, left their personal belongings, and then vanished.
The sheriff's office is now investigating it as a “missing person's case.”
Just days after the six Haitians disappeared in the Kissimmee area, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office announced that 25-year-old Louis Jacques Wilguens had also vanished.
Wilguens was last seen getting off a bus at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort in Lake Buena Vista on Saturday at around 4:30 PM.
Police say Wilguens was wearing blue jeans and a Special Olympics shirt with “Haiti” written on it and had been scheduled to fly back to Haiti on Sunday but didn't make the flight.
Police are urging anyone who sees Wilguens to “check his well-being” and immediately get in touch with authorities.
In a statement, the Sheriff's Office said they had communicated with Walt Disney World and the Special Olympics over the disappearances.